Christmas Giving Tree
Each year at Christmastime, we distribute hundreds of gifts to needy children and families across our Owasso and Collinsville communities. We believe that every family should be able to sit down in their own home to a traditional meal at Christmas time to help create happy memories for their children. Unfortunately, for families living in financial disadvantage, this holiday often adds additional strain to existing budget pressures. We try to ease the burden on these families by providing gifts to their children during the holiday season.
Our program provides gifts to children 0 to 17 years of age and disabled or senior adults who might otherwise go without. Each year, more than 500 children receive gifts!
In our Giving Tree program, parents in need of assistance register their children to receive gifts fitting to their wish lists. Often times, children ask for items many would consider necessities – shoes, mittens, and clothing. We partner with churches, businesses, civic groups, and individuals in the area to share these wish lists or “stockings” and together we encourage our community to “adopt” a child, disabled person, or senior for Christmas by providing gifts from their wish list. Every year, our program engages over 600 people in our community to make a difference in the lives of those in need during the Holiday Season. Shortly before Christmas, parents pick up the gifts and bring them home to be opened as part of their family celebration.
Families may register during regular business hours beginning August 26, 2013 through November 4, 2013 at OCR: 109 N. Birch, Ste. 109, Owasso, Oklahoma.
Regular Business Hours:
9 am -2 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays
1 pm – 6pm on Thursdays
We are closed on Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays.
Documentation needed when signing up: photo ID, proof of residency (Utility bill or lease agreement), proof of income for all adults in the household. Families must also agree not to seek holiday gift assistance from any other organization in the same year. Information about where & when to pick up Thanksgiving baskets will be given to families once they are approved and fully registered.